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Old 09-26-2011, 01:20 PM
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brett Anderson,
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BBLADES NEW ‘BLASTER™’ PROPELLER FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE OUTBOARDS
-- First propeller in company’s new line is “natural progression”

BBLADES Professional Propellers is launching its new, proprietary line of propellers with the BBLADES ‘Blaster™,’ a full-on, 4-blade, over-hub exhaust high-performance outboard prop designed for a wide variety of applications from a single-engine padded V-bottom to multi-motored air-entrapment cats.

The BBLADES ‘Blaster™” starts as a solid, one-piece casting of 98-percent virgin stainless steel, poured in the USA and then lab-finished; cut, shaped, honed and rubbed to a Satin Brush Race Finish in BBLADES’ Princeton, Wisconsin prop shop.

The ‘Blaster’ is a “clopper-style” propeller; half-cleaver, half-chopper with the best characteristics of both. Like a cleaver, the ‘Blaster’ features small blades with a straight trailing edge. The over-hub exhaust reduces drag and performs best piercing the surface of the water. Like a chopper, the blades are stream-lined; rounded with a big cup on the trailing edge. The full, parabolic rake angle increases as the blade moves away from the hub creating overall lift from the transom to the bow.

In short, the BBLADES ‘Blaster’ is designed to deliver optimum lift, lightning-fast trim reaction, maximum performance and minimal stress to the blade area. Available in right-hand and left-hand rotation, the 14.75-inch diameter and 2-inch pitch increments (from 24” to 32”) make the ‘Blaster’ a versatile competitor which can be customized to any application and set-up. The ‘Blaster’ is sold with a one-year factory warranty against manufacturer’s defects, and is available for test through BBLADES’ exclusive Propeller Demo Program, the only one of its type in the industry. A price of $799.00 is being offered during the introductory period.

“From day-one, having our own propeller offerings has been a goal,” said BBLADES co-owner Brett Anderson, “So this is a natural progression. It has taken some time, but we wanted an offering that wasn’t a ‘me too;’ something to fill a need for boaters, and the ‘Blaster’ is a perfect fit,” he said. “Our passion for performance boating and our knowledge of the available prop options out there make us very confident customers will be pleased with the BBLADES ‘Blaster’.”

One such customer, Dale Rayzor of Northern California, who owns three boats of his own and tested the ‘Blaster’ on a 21’ Trick, a 20’ Stoker and a 19’ Cougar. “I put on over 200 miles with the Trick and I REALLY liked [the ‘Blaster”], but I wasn’t surprised, because every boat I have run it on has liked the prop,” Rayzor writes. In addition to acceleration, Rayzor calls out the handling characteristics of his Trick with the ‘Blaster,’ and states, “The boat is a much better boat in every which way now.”


Of the Stoker, Rayzor reports an overall handling improvement and “Bottom-end and midrange [acceleration] felt very good with the ‘Blaster,’ better than with the [two competitive propellers also tested].” And he had little different to say after testing the ‘Blaster’ on the Cougar: “The Cougar tends to lean to the outside at speeds under 70 mph,” Rayzor explained, “With the [‘Blaster’] it didn’t exhibit this bad trait nearly as much. It was a markedly better boat with the [‘Blaster’}. It didn’t spin coming on plane like the three-blade and accelerated much better, especially in the midrange,” he enthused.

Currently, the ‘Blaster’ is available exclusively from BBLADES, but dealer, OEM and retail inquiries are welcome. BBLADES can be found on the web at www.bblades.com and can be reached at 920-295-4435.

BBLADES Professional Propellers is a full service propeller company offering consultation, inspection and repair of any aluminum or stainless steel propellers; “Lab-Finishing” or “Blueprinting” of stainless steel propellers; competitive pricing on new props from Mercury, Hering, Hydromotive, Acme and Turbo; and the most comprehensive propeller testing program in the marine industry.

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Man if i was still running a weed eater i would be all over this prop!!!!!

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I have a triple 38 fountain TE. curious....
what improvements might I add to my performance of a boat like that?
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Do advertisers here have to make their pics invisible to non-paying members? Just wondering because this is the second time this has happened recently. If so I think that stinks. BTW Brett, I bought my Bravo 1 from you and you also repaired it once. Is the outboard prop an overhub, Mazco style?

I don't see a "Blaster" on your web site.

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Very interesting. Looks kinda like a mix between a 4 blade Merc E.T. w/zero rake and a 4 blade inboard drag prop.
Nice work Brett.
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Do advertisers here have to make their pics invisible to non-paying members? Just wondering because this is the second time this has happened recently. If so I think that stinks. BTW Brett, I bought my Bravo 1 from you and you also repaired it once. Is the outboard prop an overhub, Mazco style?

I don't see a "Blaster" on your web site.
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Do advertisers here have to make their pics invisible to non-paying members? Just wondering because this is the second time this has happened recently. If so I think that stinks. BTW Brett, I bought my Bravo 1 from you and you also repaired it once. Is the outboard prop an overhub, Mazco style?

I don't see a "Blaster" on your web site.
On re-reading your post I have answered my question about the design of the prop but I am not permitted to see the pic.
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Thank you for the comments.

Advertisers do want you to see the photo. The web site will restrict you from seeing the photo in order to get you to join. I will gladly supply you with photos if you send me a email. [email protected]

twin O/B sonic, it is .25" larger in diameter than the Merc ET. It has a bunch of rake. Not as much as the Merc but there is a reason for that! So far the performance numbers are much better than the Merc too.

letterrip, most likely top end. We do have test props available for $45 each for 15 days (plus stipulations).

The press release and photo will be on the web site this afternoon.

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Thank you for the comments.

Advertisers do want you to see the photo. The web site will restrict you from seeing the photo in order to get you to join. I will gladly supply you with photos if you send me a email. [email protected]

twin O/B sonic, it is .25" larger in diameter than the Merc ET. It has a bunch of rake. Not as much as the Merc but there is a reason for that! So far the performance numbers are much better than the Merc too.

letterrip, most likely top end. We do have test props available for $45 each for 15 days (plus stipulations).

The press release and photo will be on the web site this afternoon.

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Gotcha, thanks Brett. You are the best. I'll wait for it to show up on your site.
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Wow Brett! 14 3/4 dia, all the way up to 32", a 4 blade chopper without any of the down side actions of the chopper, and to think it took you to make the evolution of the chopper, of should I say revolution. Not to mention the chopper is a very tough act to follow. Making us proud! Most people have no clue of the amount of prop talent at bblades.
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